4-Day Orange River Rafting

4-Day Orange River Rafting

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4-Day Orange River Rafting


This 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure is suitable for the whole family. Experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as the mode of transport.

Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer.  The perfect outdoor getaway with fun-filled rapids, hiking and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert.  Sleep under the stars or in a tent.

The 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure will take you from our base camp through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next four days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels, and excellent bird life.


What to Expect

The River is at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, which means after every rapid, there is always a pool.

The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and the camp for the day depends on the progress made that day.

This 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure is an excellent combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for those with no experience. Our guides will be preparing meals on open fires and guide you safely down the Orange River.


4-Day Orange River Rafting Schedule

Day Activity Includes

Day 1

Meet at The Growcery Camp  Camping and dinner

Day 2,3,4

Orange River Rafting Camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 

Return to The Growcery Camp Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Time Frame: 3 nights and a half day on the river
Distance: 45-65 km (depending on the water level)
Tour Starts: 08h30 / 09h00 am on the morning of day two on route plan
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, a cooler box for drinks and dry bags for personal possessions
Starts: The Growcery Camp
Ends: The Growcery Camp (Transfer back to our base camp from the take-out point)


Suggested Packing List (Items available at Outdoor Warehouse)

  • Sleeping bag, roll mat/ blow-up mattress, torch/ headlamp, matches
  • Camera, small dry-bag for camera & snacks
  • Sunglasses (with safety strap), lip balm, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle, six bin liners
  • T-Shirts, Khikoi, shorts, water shoes, a sweater, long pants, a second skin
  • Swimsuit, towel, hiking boots
  • Tent, umbrella, camping chairs, cycling gloves for paddling
  • Own drinks (no glass allowed), Rehydrate sachets
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent, insect bite ointment, toiletries
  • Biodegradable soap, toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Cash (No card facilities at base camp)
  • A good sense of humour as our complaint office is in the centre of the river


NB: No client will be allowed on this trail without a Valid Passport or Unabridged Birth Certificates for minors


4-Day Orange River Rafting Border Procedures

  • Stamp out of South Africa at the Vioolsdrift border post
  • Proceed to Namibian Customs with your exit stamp of SA
  • Enter Namibia and receive your entry stamp in Namibia
  • Do not pay any road taxes for Namibia as your vehicles should not enter the country, but only the border post
  • Return to South Africa and confirm with the gates that you are on a river rafting trip
  • Please do not re-stamp your passport when returning at this border post
Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Park fees and entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner (as indicated)
  • Qualified river guides
  • Two man inflatable raft (Croc)
  • Paddles & flotation devices
  • 60L dry-bag (for personal belongings)
  • 45L Cooler box per boat
  • Transfer back to The Grocery Camp
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Transfers to starting point, The Growcery Camp
  • Ice can be purchased at base camp
  • Drinks with meals
  • Drinking water
  • Snacks
  • Camping equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Valid passport
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp - Vioolsdrift
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


4-Day Orange River Rafting Rates

Age 2019  2020
Adults R 4 550 R 4 850
Children 16-17 R 4 150 R 4 150
Children 12-15 R 3 650 R 3 650
Children  5-11 R 3 350 R 3 350
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

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